CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 11, 1969
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(Studio) Oil tanker USS Manhattan seeks commercial route through N,W. Passage. Stuck for few hrs. in McClure Strait.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(N.W. Passage) Film of icy area shown. Polar ice frozen for 3 or more years stopped ship. Physicists test ice. Canadian icebreaker, MacDonald helped out. [Project Director Stanley MASS - says success to lead to more and bigger tankers by 1980. Lower costs involved.] Question as to whether trip was profitable.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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